African American Bryan, Texas: Celebrating the Past

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Bryan was incorporated in 1872, but it would take more than ten years before its African American population was offered schooling. Nothing would come easy for them, but they persevered through hard work, ingenuity and family support. The success of today's generation is a direct result of determined, hardworking pioneers like Dr. Samuel J. Sealey Sr., Bryan's "baby doctor" in the 1930s and '40s, and Dr. William A. Hammond Sr., who opened Bryan's first black hospital and employed many blacks through his business ventures. Learn about the inspiration and guidance provided by the likes of Oliver Wayne Sadberry, an outstanding community leader and principal of Fairview and Washington Elementary. Dr. Oswell Person shares the story of this community's achievements, successes and contributions in the face of incredible odds.
ISBN: 9781609496982
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Texas
Series: American Heritage
Images: 75
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Oswell Person was born and raised in Bryan, Texas. He went on to serve in the US Armed Forces and later earned his Ph.D. at Michigan State University before returning to his home state where he served as campus president of Tarrant County College in Fort Worth. Person currently lives in Fort Worth with his family.
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